Tuesday, January 6, 2015

When Evil Stares You in the Face

Many people go through life without realizing when evil is before them. They feel it, but can't grasp the entire reason for the feelings they're experiencing.

Someone I know was recently confronted with the evil of abortion. She helped her friend in any way she could, and her friend did not want to go through with it, but she was being strongly coerced by the child's father. Eventually, her efforts failed, and her friend went through with it anyway.

There is a sinking, heavy feeling in our stomachs when we realize this evil. Something grotesque and wrong. Our very souls are repelled by it.

That is how it feels when you walk into an orphanage. Just as abortion is a grave evil, so is children warehoused like animals, with no one to love them. 8 toddlers calling you momma and begging to be adopted. Some orphans might get "lucky" and live in a "good" institution for a while, but that all can change by one transfer.

Not everyone is called to adopt. But, just as we are called to speak up for the unborn, we must be willing to speak up for the 100's of thousands of orphans in this world. There are far too many of us turning a blind eye and making excuses when, realistically, we could be doing much more. It makes us feel uncomfortable, so we don't want to think about it too much. We don't want to make eye contact with the homeless man on the street, because we can't help them at that moment. When really, a smile and a prayer is quite possibly exactly what they need.

Find your cause. Figure out where you can help. I've found mine, it's always been the pro life movement. And until the pro life movement actually starts to include bringing awareness to orphans, I will not be silent.

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"If you can't say somethin' nice... don't say nothin' at all..." ~Thumper